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Old 07-03-2022, 02:21 PM   #1
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Question Am I the only one who thinks this is vital for RV trip planning???

I wish RV Trip Wizard would implement a way to mark individual RV parks as a "no go" on the map when planning a trip, as I search through up to a dozen or more RV parks to find one that is not full, crappy, or too expensive -- and without a RV park marking tool I have to go through a lot of unnecessary repeats.

I passed this feature suggestion on to the RV Trip Wizard people a year and a half ago, but so far they don't seem to agree with me...

Has anyone else found a way around this very annoying limitation?
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This is actually a great idea, and lots of folks agree. Implementation is apparently just a bit tricky. The rumor is that it is still in the works.
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Old 07-03-2022, 04:33 PM   #3
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That would be useful, not only for campgrounds, but also to flag gas stations as no-go, or preferred. For my purposes, a simple ranking system from 1-5 would suffice.

Currently when trip planning, I usually just make lists on paper of possible places to stop, then add them to trip wizard once I have my paper lists narrowed down.
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Old 07-04-2022, 05:54 AM   #4
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I think the problem is with having people exclude parks because of reviews. They have enough trouble keeping up with park affiliation changes. How often have I contacted what appears to be a Passport America park that is no longer affiliated?

Reviews can change. Reviews are subjective. Do we exclude a park based on 2 reviews, one hates it one loves it, and ends up with a rating of 6 out of 10? What about parks that have not been reviewed in 2 or 3 years?

I don't think they want to get into subjective.

Note - we are destination travelers with quick stops along the way. Because I know where I want to be and how to get there, I don't have too many to review before making a decision.
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I really do not want RVTW to do anything for me related to CG's other than to identify them, give me a means to contact them/get to them, and give me a means to make my own evaluations of them. I do not want RVTW to make the data interpretations for me. In my mind, there is no value added by RVTW getting between me and fellow campers when I'm evaluating where I want to stay.
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Old 07-04-2022, 08:21 AM   #6
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I really do not want RVTW to do anything for me related to CG's other than to identify them, give me a means to contact them/get to them, and give me a means to make my own evaluations of them. I do not want RVTW to make the data interpretations for me. In my mind, there is no value added by RVTW getting between me and fellow campers when I'm evaluating where I want to stay.
I don’t want them evaluating anything either. I want a way for me to personally rate them for my use only. That way if it takes several days for me to plan a trip, I don’t have to wade through everything again, or try and remember if a park or fuel stop was a possibility.
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Old 07-04-2022, 09:34 AM   #7
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Currently I am in the process of planning a 2 month trip to New England. I will often choose a campground or city and plug it into the trip as a place holder. Once I decide on the stop I'll then look at campgrounds. I really want to visit Mark Twain's home in Hartford, I am having a terrible time finding a cg or even a HH or BW place. Generic Hartford is plugged in for now.
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Old 07-04-2022, 10:10 AM   #8
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I really do not want RVTW to do anything for me related to CG's other than to identify them, give me a means to contact them/get to them, and give me a means to make my own evaluations of them. I do not want RVTW to make the data interpretations for me. In my mind, there is no value added by RVTW getting between me and fellow campers when I'm evaluating where I want to stay.

Not so sure you understand the basic concept, Mike. No one ever said any of that. In fact, you don't even need to personally rate each park you see (even though that would be cool); if RVTW would simply allow a person to mark it as "no-go" for the current trip that their planning, they wouldn't have to go over the same unacceptable parks half a dozen damn times. In other words, they could now ignore those parks that they have already decided are not for them. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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Not so sure you understand the basic concept, Mike. No one ever said any of that. In fact, you don't even need to personally rate each park you see (even though that would be cool); if RVTW would simply allow a person to mark it as "no-go" for the current trip that their planning, they wouldn't have to go over the same unacceptable parks half a dozen damn times. In other words, they could now ignore those parks that they have already decided are not for them. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
I read your original statement as RVTW having a go/no go indicator for CG's. Statement intent vs. understanding. It happens. I understand your intent now. I am curious though about your statement about going thru your potentials list a half dozen times. I normally plan destinations, stops along the way and CG's at/near each Stop to stay at, and then move on. I generally don't revisit those selections (there's an exception now and then). Just my way, certainly not the only way. Regardless, we'll see what RVTW comes up with, since they seem to be working on something already.
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Old 07-04-2022, 12:34 PM   #10
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I think it has slowly gone through my thick head what the OP wants. My initial search brings up 10 RV parks while planning a stay in Arizona. I review 4 parks and decide 3 are not for me. I come back later and pick up my search, if I can X out the 3 no-go parks and I've saved the one possible, I only have to look at 6 parks and whittle it down to perhaps 2. I only have 3 parks to take a 2nd look at.

Makes sense now.
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I think it has slowly gone through my thick head what the OP wants. My initial search brings up 10 RV parks while planning a stay in Arizona. I review 4 parks and decide 3 are not for me. I come back later and pick up my search, if I can X out the 3 no-go parks and I've saved the one possible, I only have to look at 6 parks and whittle it down to perhaps 2. I only have 3 parks to take a 2nd look at.

Makes sense now.

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I wish RV Trip Wizard would implement a way to mark individual RV parks as a "no go" on the map when planning a trip, as I search through up to a dozen or more RV parks to find one that is not full, crappy, or too expensive -- and without a RV park marking tool I have to go through a lot of unnecessary repeats.

I passed this feature suggestion on to the RV Trip Wizard people a year and a half ago, but so far they don't seem to agree with me...

Has anyone else found a way around this very annoying limitation?

I totally understand where you are coming from, however, we should log our review with the tools provided and let the RV’er decide.
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I totally understand where you are coming from, however, we should log our review with the tools provided and let the RV’er decide.
Sorry, I miss interpreted the intent of your suggestion.
You meant “No Go” for the purpose of planning your trip and not suggesting to others not to go.
My planning method is to not lock in a start date and build a trip by adding potential stops with no length of stay and delete the stops as the planning gets finalized, also storing the trip under Tentative until going Active.
We all should do our due diligence by keep the reviews current.
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Currently I am in the process of planning a 2 month trip to New England. I will often choose a campground or city and plug it into the trip as a place holder. Once I decide on the stop I'll then look at campgrounds. I really want to visit Mark Twain's home in Hartford, I am having a terrible time finding a cg or even a HH or BW place. Generic Hartford is plugged in for now.
We stayed at the Lake Compounce campground which is not far from the Mark Twain house. There is only water and electric, as is the case with most Connecticut campgrounds, and a dump station. We stayed in the last row in the back on the end. https://www.lakecompounce.com/campground

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